The general education program is complemented by specific requirements for each of the seven baccalaureate degree programs. The student must complete all requirements for the degree plan selected before graduation. The completion of the general education requirements and the degree requirements comprise a cohesive liberal arts basis, preparing students for study in professional subject disciplines.
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree is restricted to students seeking teacher certification at the early childhood, elementary, and middle childhood levels. Students must meet all requirements for certification before this degree will be conferred, including passing the following: 1) all sections of the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA); 2) the Professional Development Folio (semester prior to student teaching); 3) the Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCA) for each area of certification sought; and 4) a passing composite score on their summative evaluation in the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES).
*All ministry majors should take CBIB 213 Old Testament Theology and CBIB 223 New Testament Theology in place of CBIB 113 and CBIB 123. Other students interested in this option must be approved by the instructor.